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boswell reports, there has been a setback. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry is in paris for a critical meeting with russia's top diplomats. secretary kerry tried to convince the russians to speak directly with ukranian leaders but couldn't get them in the same room. he is expected to propose a peaceful way out for russia that asks moscow to send its troops back to bases to accept international monitors and to endorse may elections to set up a new government in kiev. russia says it's troops are protecting ethnic russians in crimea. the obama administration wants to impose economic sanctions on russian if it doesn't pull back troops but some european allies, especially germany, are reluctant to go along. russian president vladimir putin has warned any sanctions would result in what he calls serious mutual damage. while the diplomatic wheels turn, russian and ukrainian troops are peacefully coexisting for now in crimea. russian troops have surrounded several bases but ukranian wives are permitted to bring food to their husbands. one ukranian officer told cbs news his troops
. the secretary of state john kerry will meet with members of ukraine's new government in the capital city of kiev tomorrow. the obama administration says it is ready to work with other countries to provide support for ukraine's broken economy. alexis christoforous cbs news. >> on a cross country trip to raise awareness about the crisis in his homeland. he's a performer for cirque du soleil and he stopped by last hour to talk with phil matier. >> you don't see the future. you don't see the forward thinking. you don't know what's going to happen next day. >> the help ukraine project has a web site to raise funds for ukranian people fighting for political reform. >>> a popular bay area park is closed to visitors this midday. they have close and area of point rays national seashore to protect seal pups. visitors are being asked to stay at least 100 yards away. >>> now is the time to apply for a permit. only 300 hikers are allowed to use the mountain's metal safety cables each day. permits are issued as part of a lottery so you can apply at any time and still have a chance to stand atop the dome. just
to withdraw its troops. secretary of state john kerry arrived this morning to support ukraine's new government. the administration is also promising a $1 billion aid package. but the defiance from the kremlin has not eased. craig boswell on vladimir putin's latest challenge. >> reporter: russian soldiers fired warning shots. then stood face-to-face with unarmed ukrainian troops at an airfield in crimea. they were demanding the russians vacate the air base. to show u.s. support for ukraine's new government. >> the united states reaffirms our commitment to ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. according to international law, we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. >> reporter: russia is under pressure to pull thousands of troops from southern ukraine. a region with many ethnic russians and considerable strategic advantages for russia's military. [ speaking foreign language ] in his first extended comments since russian troops seized crimea. president vladimir putin called the recent uprisings an unconstitutional coup. the obama administration is pledging $1 billion in l
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